Farm Safety Day
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Cherokee Co. Farm Bureau sponsored a "Farm Safety Day" on May 21 at the Cherokee Community Center for area 4th Graders. 160 4th graders from Cherokee, Aurelia, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn and River Valley elementary schools attended the all-day session to receive hands-on instruction on many areas of safety, and also enjoyed a delicious lunch courtesy of the Cherokee County Pork Producers.
Safety first -
Cherokee Fire Chief Gary Chase showed 4th grade youngsters the correct way to operate fire extinguishers at the recent Farm Safety Day.
Bike Safety -
Butch Sleezer provided Cherokee County 4th graders with some bicycle safety tips at the recent Farm Safety Day at the Cherokee Community Center.
Drug Safety -
Cherokee County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Douglas warned the 4th graders about the dangers of drugs and offered tips to avoid their use at the recent Farm Safety Day.
Electrical Safety -
Mark Courtright (left) and Jeff Roemen of Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative teach students how to be safe around electricity at the recent Farm Safety Day. Photo contributed
Guns are not toys -
Evan Knapp (left) was one of the area gun enthusiasts who taught Gun Safety at the Farm Bureau Farm Safety Day.
Weather Safety Tips -
KTIV - TV Meteorologist Mike Zwier was on hand at Farm Safety Day to talk to the students about being safe in dangerous weather.
One safe group -
The large group of Cherokee County 4th graders who recently attended Farm Bureau's Farm Safety Day posed for a group photo at the end of the day, along with some of the people who presented the safety lessons to the students. The students are all wearing the bike helmets which were given to them courtesy of several area merchants.
(Photo by Dan Whitney)
Come and Get It!
Members of the Cherokee County Pork Producers were on hand at Farm Safety Day to grill up a delicious lunch for the 160 4th graders on hand.